Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Revisiting Bohol

Bohol... There is somthing about it that makes me want to keep coming back. The old churches and the lush greens are just a few of what Bohol has to offer. I was able to experience the Loboc River Cruise, see the world-famous Chocolate Hills, and swim in the shores of Panglao about two years ago. I could say that the trip was one of my most cherished experiences.
I was fortunate to see Bohol once more last week. I went there for an official visit but I was lucky to insert a few hours to see a few sights. :)

Bohol Pier

The Bridge that connected the mainlad island of Bohol to Panglao Island. Photo was taken from the backyard of the Dauis Convent

Bohol Cathedral. One of the famous old churches of Bohol.

If you are looking for place to spend your long Christmas vacation, why don't you stay in beautiful island of Bohol? For accommodation and tour needs, contact Coco Grove Tourist Inn at http://www.cocogrovebohol.com/. They are just a few minutes away from the air and sea ports of Tagbilaran, and they are also within the world-class island of Panglao!

For more inquiries, contact Ms. Dory Penales at 0917-3040948. She is very friendly and accommodating. :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Guerrero - Lee Nuptials

On December 1, 2008, for the second time this year, we have witnessed a barkada depart from the realm of singlehood and partake a new journey into married life. Our good ol' pal Boomie Guerrero was married to Janis Lee at the Chapel on the Hill, Nasugbu, Batangas. We had a fun fine dining at the Splendido, Tagaytay. Many thanks to Boomie for inviting us. The attire was coat and tie and it was good to see the barkada donning their signature suits and ties. :) Boomie wore an Indian/ Chinese inspired coat, while Janis wore a simple but ultra cute long dress. Unorthodox for a wedding dress, but equally gorgeous.
Early Birds. 1:30pm pala ah!

While Waiting for the Bride

As expected, we had a great great time! The ceremony was simple, solemn, and tearfully joyful. We had the chance to see Boomie's soft side as Jan walks down the aisle! Kit turned out to be the best man! Good thing we arrived early so he was able to make the necessary preparations.

Groom and Best man

The Boys with the Groom

Everybody Happy

The view from Splendido was indeed, splendid! The reception had an asotea overlooking the Taal Volcano! And the food, terrific! We enjoyed the Paella, Osso Bucco, Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Vegetables in Cream, plus appetizers shanghai spring rolls and baked mussels. The soup was also good and the salad had a series of great-tasting vinaigrettes and dressings! We had a fantastic night.


We were fortunate to have our picture taken with the greatest Filipino Basketball mentor of all time, Boomie's grandfather, Coach Baby Dalupan.

The great view of Splendido

Beatles Photo

Bhonny and I had a jamming session with the performer Tribe of Levi. We sang "Englishman in New York." And the crowd roared. hehehe

We were able to get cheap accommodation from Tirona Hotel, just a few steps away from the Tagaytay rotonda. We just stayed in the hotel, drank beer while Eli and I grilled Eli's liempo contribution, and we played bowling via Wii all night! Bhonny was the sole survivor in the pamorningan Wii session. He slept at around 4 or 5am!

My Congratulations to my good friends Boomie and Janis. Now who's next? :)